Just for the heck of it. I went to the Canon store today. They have stores here just for looking at the equipment.
I picked up a catalog then went to the larger retailers and asked for the prices of the cameras.
This is with full warranty and VAT refund for the foreigner.
Canon 1Dx catalog - 195,000 Baht. $6093.75 price after VAT refund $5728.13
1Dx at big photo shops. No cut rate shops. Only the biggest and most trusted.
1Dx - 185,000 Baht. 5781.25 price after VAT refund $5434.38
5D III big shop with warranty. about 26-2700 dollars. Vat refund would be about $2538 that is without haggeling at all.
I thought interesting, Just thought I would share.
which shop was it ? would you give me the exact name of it?
if possible , try AVcamera, they are very good.
very professional and very well regarded by the local pros.
and fotofile.net is a good shop as well but the owner of the AV is better more professional and friendly , albeit a bit small size of business compared to fotofile.
there is also worldcamera but I am not a big fan of them since their prices tend to be more expensive.
anyway, electronics are not cheap in Thailand , the RX-1R was 99200baht, which is roughly 2800USD(in tokyo it was 2100us)
if you want to get it cheap go HK or Shang Hai.